Sunday, February 14, 2010

My knitted socks

I've been knitting for about two years now and I have to admit that I am hooked. Every spare minute I have I go for my needles. I've made scarfs, hats, shawls, dish towels, etc. but I've always been scared to take up knitting socks. Don't know, the thought of knitting with 4 needles just did'nt cut it for me. However, I kept the idea of my first pair of socks in back of my mind. I knew I wanted to take up the challenge but did'nt know when. Until, two weeks ago, one quiet night at 10 p.m. I cast on 44 stitches and tonight I present to you my very first pair of wool socks. The following picture was taken a few weeks back when I had the first sock finished. That heel you see there was frogged four times before I got it right. I am a self-thought learner. I like to learn things on my own terms. So with the help of many inspirational fellow bloggers and a few you tube videos here are my wood socks.

I used a nice Paton classic marino in a grey mix. I had one ball but it was a fairly big ball of yarn so I knew I would have enough for two socks. Half-way through my second sock I came to the realization that I wasn't going to have enough yarn to finish the second sock.

So I had to cut it short by an inch. But I am not bothered by this fact at all. I am so proud of these woolen lovelies. And they are for me (I want to wear them as slippers) so I don't mind at all that one is an inch shorter than the other. Plus, when I have them on my feet you can't tell.

Yes, I have already cast on for the next pair. You can see the yarn in the second picture.

11 comments:

Kim said...

Amazing job Vickie! I am still too afraid to try knitting socks - I am not so great with knitting, I've always found crocheting easier. Can you crochet socks I wonder?

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Thanks Kim. Looking at a finished sock and skimming through instructions would just scare me to death. What I do now is not look at the big picture, I take it one step at a time with the instructions and it works wonders.

I'm pretty sure there's a few crochet sock pattern out there.

Colleen said...

YEAH! Go Vickie!! Awesome job on your first pair. I love that yarn in the background. Can't wait to see the finished pair made out of that.

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Thanks Colleen. I think I'm going to enjoy (love) knitting socks. I really like that I know how to fix my mistakes and not abandon the project in a corner. That new yarn I bought is so beautiful. It makes designs as you knit so I have a hard time putting my needles down because I want to keep knitting to see what comes up next.

sherrieg said...

They look fantastic, different lengths and all! I loooove the colour - it's beautiful!

HoneyB said...

I love these! I so want to have time to sit, relax, and knit. It is so fun and relaxing to do.

Barb said...

These are great - Congratulations, although I chuckled when I read you made "wood" socks. BTW, still enjoying the lovely shawl you made for me. Barb xo

JoyceAnn said...

Those socks look wonderful , Vickie. Hope all is well with you.

~ Warm Blessings ~

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Thanks ladies. You are so kind.

Barb - I'm happy you are enjoying your shawl.

JoyceAnn - all is well and I still enjoy your blog very much.

Alli said...

Gorgeous! You are such a talented lady! One day I hope to have more time to take up some more knitting projects!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Thanks Alli. That's exactly it, you have to take the time and relax (at least that's what it was for me).